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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/25–447

Ruimtevaart is toch een beetje raar, niet? ESA gaat de Comet Interceptor bouwen, een “snelle” missie, in dat opzicht dat het maar 8 jaar gaat duren om het ding te bouwen en te lanceren. In 2028 wordt de sonde gelanceerd waarna het in de ruimte blijft wachten op een “nieuwe” komeet. NASA daarentegen krijgt iets meer dan vier jaar om opnieuw Amerikanen op de maan te zetten. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: Leuke vooruitzichten deze week, met een nieuwe Falcon Heavy klaar om gelanceerd te worden.


Ariane lanceert twee communicatiesatellieten.
Arianespace: Enhancing telecommunications: Arianespace’s Ariane 5 delivers T-16 and EUTELSAT 7C to geostationary transfer orbit.
ESA: Ariane V’ second launch of 2019.

NasaSpaceFlight: Ariane 5 launches AT&T T-16 and Eutelsat 7C
Space News: Ariane 5 lofts satellites for AT&T, Eutelsat
SpaceCom: Ariane 5 Rocket Lofts 2 Satellites Into Orbit in Gorgeous Sunset Launch
SpaceCom: In Photos: Ariane 5 Rocket Launches DirecTV 16 and Eutelsat 7C Satellites.

De persmap voor deze lancering vind je hier (PDF).

De filmpjes:
Arianespace: Arianespace TV - VA248 Full Launch.
Arianespace: Arianespace TV VA248 Launch Sequence.
Arianespace: Successful Mission - VA248 - T-16 / EUTELSAT 7C.
SciNews: AT&T T-16 and EUTELSAT 7C satellites separation.
SciNews: Ariane 5 ECA launches AT&T T-16 and EUTELSAT 7C satellites.


Een maand uitstel voor lancering Proton/Spektr-RG.
Spaceflight Now: Proton rocket, Russian-German astronomy satellite arrive at launch pad.
TASS: Proton-M carrier rocket to deliver Spektr-RG space observatory to orbit on June 21.
TASS: Launch of Spektr-RG space observatory delayed to backup date.
TASS: Russia delays launch of Proton-M rocket over setback with space observatory — source.
TASS: Russia to launch Spektr-RG space observatory no sooner than July 12.

NasaSpaceFlight: Russian Proton-M tasked deploying Spektr-RG observatory delayed to July
Cosmos Magazine: A new set of eyes heads for space.

Het uitrollen van de Proton-raket kan je nog eens bekijken in dit filmpje.


SpaceX – Geslaagde statische test zet licht op groen voor lancering Falcon Heavy.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s first flight-proven Falcon Heavy Block 5 rocket ready for static fire test.
Teslarati: SpaceX fires Falcon Heavy’s 27 booster engines ahead of “most difficult launch ever”
SpaceCom: SpaceX Test-Fires Falcon Heavy Megarocket for Its 1st Night Launch

Teslarati: A SpaceX surprise: Falcon Heavy booster landing to smash distance record.

Een filmpje over de test vind je hier.

NASA: Coverage Set for NASA Tech Missions Launching on SpaceX Falcon Heavy.


SpaceX – Meer over de Falcon Heavy payloads.
NASA: NASA’s SET Mission to Study Satellite Protection Is Ready for Launch.
NASA: How NASA Prepares Spacecraft for the Harsh Radiation of Space.
NASA: NASA Prepares to Launch Twin Satellites to Study Signal Disruption From Space.
NASA: Getting SET - The Mission to Protect Satellites from Radiation (filmpje).

NASA: How an Atomic Clock Will Get Humans to Mars on Time.
Parabolic Arc: Five Things to Know About NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock.
En nog een filmpje.
NASA: How NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock Could Be the Next Space GPS.

Aerojet Rocketdyne: NASA to demonstrate new “green” propellant in space using Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion system.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: Fuel for Thought – S1 E5: Green Propellant Infusion Mission (filmpje).
SpaceCom: NASA's 'Green' Fuel Will Make Its Space Debut on SpaceX Falcon Heavy Mission.
Florida Today: SpaceX Falcon Heavy will carry world's first 'green' rocket fuel mission.

The Planetary Society: What to Expect when LightSail 2 Launches into Space.
The Planetary Society: Here's Our First Look at LightSail 2 Installed on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket.
The Planetary Society: What's the Difference between LightSail 1 and LightSail 2?
New Scientist: SpaceX is about to launch a sail propelled through space by sunshine.
The Planetary Society: LightSail 2 mission highlights. (filmpje).
Meer over LightSail vind je hier.


ISS – Maandag keren drie astronauten weer naar de aarde.
NASA: NASA Television to Cover Departure, Landing of Astronaut Anne McClain and Space Station Crew.
CSA: Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques to return to Earth.

CSA: 200 days in space: 10 photos highlighting David Saint-Jacques' mission

Enkele filmpjes:
CSA: Preparing to leave the International Space Station (ISS).
CSA: Preparations for return to Earth aboard the Soyuz.

En wie graag eens kookt:
CSA: David Saint-Jacques' chili recipe.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
NASA: Final Week for Station Trio as Science Continues Unabated.
NASA: Biomedicine and Physics Research During Crew Departure Preps Today.
NASA: Alzheimer’s Research and Homecoming Packing Aboard Lab Today.
NASA: Station Trio Reviews Landing Procedures During Human, Physics Research.
NASA: Virtual Reality Filming, Final Tests Before Crew Splits Up Monday.

NASA: Look, No Hands! NASA’s First Astrobee Robot “Bumble” Starts Flying in Space.
Space News: Orbit Fab demonstrates satellite refueling technology on ISS.
SpaceQ: Daniel Faber discusses Orbit Fab’s plan for gas stations in space.

En weldra vertrekt er weer een ESA-astronaut naar het ISS. ESA lanceert daarom een nieuwe podcast.
ESA: ESA launches new podcast for Beyond mission.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Tending the Hive: 06/21/2019.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly June 21, 2019
CSA: How do astronauts weigh themselves in space?
NASA Sciencecast: NASA ScienceCasts: Cementing Our Place in Space.


GAO: NASA heeft nood aan backupplan voor Commercial Crew.
GAO: Schedule Uncertainty Persists for Start of Operational Missions to the International Space Station.
Het rapport vind je hier (PDF).

Policy Online: GAO reiterates need for NASA to have Commercial Crew backup plan.
Space News: GAO recommends NASA develop contingency plan for ISS access amid commercial crew delays.

Reuters: NASA boss says 'no doubt' SpaceX explosion delays flight program.


Blue Origin test BE-7, de motor voor hun maanlander Blue Moon.
Space News: Blue Origin performs first test of BE-7 lunar lander engine.
The Verge: Blue Origin fires up the engine of its future Moon lander for the first time.

Een filmpje van de test vind je in dit Twitter-bericht van Jeff Bezos.


SLS/Orion – (Opnieuw) Slecht rapport voor NASA’s nieuwe maanraket en dito capsule.
GAO: NASA HUMAN SPACE EXPLORATION: Persistent Delays and Cost Growth Reinforce Concerns over Management of Programs.
Het rapport in PDF-vorm vind je hier.

Space News: Contractors continue to win award fees despite SLS and Orion delays.
Ars Technica: New report finds NASA awarded Boeing large fees despite SLS launch slips.
The Verge: NASA’s future Moon rocket will probably be delayed and over budget yet again: audit.
Geek Wire: Watchdogs issue warning about NASA’s SLS moon rocket plan, but Boeing CEO stays the course.
Space Policy Online: GAO blasts NASA for understating cost growth on SLS/Orion, NASA shoots back.


SLS/Orion – Meer nieuws.
Aeroject Rocketdyne: Jettison motor for Artemis 1 delivered by Aerojet Rocketdyne.

NASA: Media Invited to Final Roll of Mobile Launcher Before Artemis 1 Moon Mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: EGS preparing ML-1 for validation tests at the Pad.

TASS: Roscosmos not considering Orion spacecraft for delivering Russian cosmonauts to space.


Naar de Maan in 2024.
Space News: Bridenstine to meet with international partners on lunar plans at Paris Air Show.
Flight Global: PARIS: Moon is a mission for all of us – NASA chief.
Aviation Week: NASA Chief Urges ESA To Contribute To Lunar Program.

Space News: NASA contractors support Artemis cost estimate

Space News: NASA to seek proposals for Gateway logistics.

SpaceRef: Why Does America Want To Go Back To The Moon?
GeekWire: eff Bezos explains how going to the moon is harder now than it was for JFK in 1962.

Twee filmpjes:
CF Aerospace: Artemis 3 Mission Animation.
(al begint het filmpje wel met een schrijffoutje).
NASA Ames: NASA in Silicon Valley Live – Moon 2024: Countdown to Arrival.


Problemen voor de Chinese maanraket?
Space News: China’s moon, Mars and space station missions may be facing delays.


Boeing Space verhuist naar Florida.
Boeing: Boeing Space and Launch Headquarters Moving to Florida’s Space Coast.
Space News: Boeing to move space headquarters to Florida.


Ruimtevaartnieuws uit België.
Wie ruimtevaart wil studeren, kan dit misschien eens lezen.
Flair: Chabely (26) studeerde ruimtevaart en bouwt mee aan satellieten: ‘Maar voor een enkel ticket naar Mars bedank ik’.

Newtec: Newtec Collaborates with QinetiQ, marking move into space sector.
Via Satellite: Newtec Works With QinetiQ, Moves Toward ESA Certification.
Wat Newtec zoal doet? Lees eens de Newtec Newsletter (mei 2019) (PDF).


Lanceercontract voor Europese JUICE.
ESA: Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer Launch Contract.
Spaceflight Now: ESA books launch of Jupiter orbiter with Arianespace.


NASA viert tien jaar LRO.
NASA: 10 Years Ago: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Begins Mission to Map the Moon.
NASA: NASA Reflects on Legacy of LRO as Moon-Orbiting Mission Reaches 10-Year Anniversary.
Spaceflight Now: 10 years since its launch, NASA lunar orbiter remains crucial for moon landings.

En nog een filmpje.
NASA: 10 Years at the Moon.


Nieuwe Europese komeetsonde (met Belgische inbreng) wacht in ruimte op nieuwe komeet.
ESA: ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet.
GovUK: New space mission to chase down comet will be led by UK scientists.
BIRA: Europees Ruimtevaartagentschap stelt een spectaculaire nieuwe missie naar een komeet voor

New Scientist: ESA plans triple spacecraft to lurk in wait for a speedy comet.
Knack: Rosetta krijgt spectaculair vervolg: Europa vliegt naar komeet die nog ontdekt moet worden.

De website v/d Comet Interceptor vind je hier.


NASA kiest nieuwe missies.
NASA: Small Satellite Concept Finalists Target Moon, Mars and Beyond.
NASA: NASA Selects Missions to Study Our Sun, Its Effects on Space Weather.
Via Satellite: Lockheed Martin to Design Spacecraft for NASA SIMPLEx Program.
SciShow Space: NASA Wants to Capture Asteroids…in Bags (And Other New Tech) (filmpje).


Het nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Mercurius:
SpaceCom: BepiColombo Spacecraft Snaps Selfies En Route to Mercury.

Aarde:
NASA: NASA Helps Warn of Harmful Algal Blooms (filmpje).
WMO: Development of FengYun Meteorological Satellites (filmpje).
Newsweek: Cold war spy satellite reveals just how fast Himalayan glaciers are losing ice.

Maan:
The Hindu: Chandrayaan-2: Lunar orbiter spacecraft arrives in Sriharikota.
NASA Gravity Assist Podcast: The Moon Rocks! With Barbara Cohen.
NASA: LRO Peers into Permanent Lunar Shadows (filmpje).
Video From Space: Lunar Impact Flashback! Moon Probe's 'Temporal' Image Revealed New Crater.

Mars:
New Scientist: Japan wants to launch the first ever rover to visit a Martian moon.
DLR: A rover for Phobos and Deimos.
Video From Space: New Crater Spotted on Mars - Before and After (filmpje).
PhysOrg: Meteors help Martian clouds form.
Universe Today: Earth has a Water Cycle. Mars has a Dust Cycle.

Bennu: 
The Planetary Society: OSIRIS-REx Sets Low-Orbit Record, Enters New Orbital B Mission Phase.


Euclid, Chandra, Spitzer en JWST.
NASA: Euclid Dark Energy Telescope Selects Deep Fields.
ESA: Three dark fields for Euclid’s deep survey.

Chandra: New Chandra Operations Control Center Opens.

NASA: How NASA's Spitzer Has Stayed Alive for So Long.

NASA: NASA's Webb Sunshield Undergoes Rocket Fitting, More Testing
Seeker: How Close Are We to Launching the James Webb Space Telescope? (filmpje).


Een reeks ESA-filmpjes over Galileo.
ESA: Is Galileo the same as GPS?
ESA: Does Galileo replace GPS?
ESA: Do Galileo satellites work all over the world?
ESA: Will Galileo satellites track my phone?
ESA: Can I only #UseGalileo?
ESA: What other devices #UseGalileo?

Nog dit:
Thales Alenia: A Contract for the future DLR GFR and Thales Alenia Space shoulder to strengthen Galileo operations.


Nog dit: De maan, Starlink en de “wet”.
The New Yorker: Can a company own the moon ?
USA Today: SpaceX satellite launch raises questions: Who owns the sky? Everyone or the wealthy few?


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